Google has become even more handy and monopolizing in my life than I thought was humanly possible. Not only does is store all of my work in Google Drive (along with a few undisclosed photos we won’t cover here) but now it filters my email. How sophisticated!
Surely not a new service, but I have mentioned in a previous blog post that I am a helpless child when it comes to technology. I don’t dare venture off the well beaten paths clearly laid out for me on a webpage. I am overwhelmed when I accidentally hit that drop down menu in the right corner with several option and clickable labels. Dora’s map couldn’t help me navigate it.
I have however managed to filter my emails. I had much guidance. I kept it very vanilla. I didn’t try any funny business.
I filtered my CA 260 emails. Which was the example on Sakai. No personal Thought process was involved, and thus produced a very satisfying result.
I was also made clear to me that I have been very unprofessional with my emails. Who knew saying “LOL” with a kissy face emoticon was not common practice? Should I report professors and university staff who have reciprocated this kind of behavior? What do I do with the lewd photos attached to the photos?
Contrary to my experience with professional email, here is an example of how one should behave-
I hope all is well. I have enjoyed your CA 260 class, especially the lab on editing video. Sadly, I have to leave your class early on Monday night. Will this be okay with you? Let me know if not.
Apparently there is five sentence rule.
“Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki explains:
Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”
I am enlightened now to the intricate etiquette involved with emails now. Color me sophisticated.